Smithfield Foods CEO: We’re Having Difficulty Operating Plants Because of COVID Cases Among Employees

‘When you get Covid cases in a plant, we are having absenteeism, we are having difficulty operating the plant’


SULLIVAN: “The issue we’re having is that we’re having COVID cases amongst employees, and when you get COVID cases in a plant, we are having some absenteeism, and we are having difficulty operating the plant. In addition, sometimes we local interdiction whee you get local mayor or something that is very concerned about the population, in the small town that the plant may operate in, they need they want to shut it down. So the issue is, if these harvest facilities don’t run we simply can’t convert abundance that we have in this country into food. It's that simple.”

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